Your favorite song can reveal what kind of person you are. If…

Your favorite song can reveal
what kind of person you are. If you enjoy
emotional melodies like Jeff Buckley’s
Hallelujah or Come Away With Me by
Norah Jones, you’re more likely to focus
on and empathize with other people.
If you prefer more intense music, like
Vivaldi’s Concerto in C or Metallica’s
Enter Sandman, you’re probably more
interested in the rules and patterns of
the world than you are others’ emotions. Source

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Should the web have DRM?

An old slogan from days-gone-by: Ask not what the Internet can do for you, ask what you can do for the Internet. 

I read a piece in Ars Technica talking about efforts to get DRM built into the web. It’s a complicated story, touches on a bunch of different viewpoints, Tim Berners-Lee, Richard Stallman, Cory Doctorow, Joi Ito.

My point of view: I have been, at one time, a dues-paying corporate member of the W3C, around the time XML-RPC was becoming SOAP, but I mostly stayed away from the process. I saw it as a time sink, it took me away from developing features for users, which is what I like to do. It looked to me as if the goal of the W3C was to negotiate between the big companies of the day, at times Microsoft, Oracle, Apple, Sun, IBM, then Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, the entertainment industry, these days. 

The idea — take a public resource and let the biggest companies divide up its future. The result is as lifeless as you might imagine. A big part of the reason imho why the web is in so much trouble these days. 

Anyway, I wanted to offer my two cents in the DRM debate.

Should the web have DRM?

I don’t see why the web needs DRM. 

Is there a simple one or two page summary of the reasons for DRM? I understand why big media companies want to keep people from copying their movies, music, TV shows, etc. No judgement on that. In that I’m not as radical as Stallman, but I’m closer to his view than I am to that of big companies with expensive content that they want to lock up under DRM. 

I was surprised to hear that MIT is unhappy that the W3C isn’t paying rent. They are entitled of course, but I don’t think the web itself should have to pay. 

Anyway, I see how the web can help big companies, but I wonder when you all are going give back to the web? Seriously, the web has given us so much, and it’s languishing because the big companies and the organizations they back suck the life out of it, and we stand by and say nothing? What does the web get in return for making these companies and their founders so rich? 

Maybe we should have a negotiation. Someone should stand for just the web. You can have DRM, but in return you have to help the web. If you can’t do that, then the argument might go, the web can’t help you.

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The Snap IPO means a huge payday for two VC firms – CNBC


CNBC

The Snap IPO means a huge payday for two VC firms
CNBC
Snap set its IPO price at $17, then immediately started trading at $24 per share Thursday, giving the company a market capitalization of about $33 billion — about the same size as Target and Marriott — and putting the company in the top third of the
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8 Reasons Why We’re Not Snapping Snap’s IPOSeeking Alpha
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10 Most Awkward Celeb Interviews

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Celebrity Interviews are a beautiful thing… it’s a chance for us to get a better insight on the stars we love… However the only thing MORE entertaining is when THAT interview turns extremely AWKWARD. In light of things getting messy, I’m here to bring you 10 of the MOST AWKWARD celebrity interviews right here on listed!
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7 Celeb Names You’re Pronouncing Wrong

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Celebrity names — of course there are some stars who choose their stage names — you know, Lady Gaga… Drake….Snoop Dogg … but then there are those unlucky few that are blessed with names nearly impossible to pronounce.
Okay fine, so I’m being a little dramatic but seriously, I’m pretty sure the only thing more annoying than people constantly mispronouncing your name … would be to have people constantly asking you how to pronounce your name. So today we’re going to do a public service to all of these celebs and teach you guys the proper pronunciation of these talented individuals.

1. Quvenzhane Wallis
2. Amanda Seyfried
3. Mia Wasikowska
4. Rihanna
a. REE-ANNE-UH
5. Saoirse Ronan
6. Charlize Theron
7. Jake Gyllenhaal

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Emma Watson Sings “Belle (Reprise)” In NEW Beauty And The Beast Promo

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Listen to Emma Watson sing Beauty and the Beast’s new TV promo spot…
Thanks to Disney’s latest Beauty and the Beast trailer we can FINALLY hear what Emma Watson’s singing voice will sound like in the film…

Spoiler alert: Emma Watson has quite a lovely singing voice, but would we expect anything less from our favorite IRL Hermione Granger? No, because she is a perfectionist in all things, including playing one of Disney’s most iconic princesses.

The TV spot features Emma singing the classic “Reprise” from the Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack, and she’s reminding us all of our childhood love for the smart, brave and adventurous Belle with every note…

That being said, there *is* a slightly cringey moment at about 7 seconds into the trailer where if you listen closely the music seems to be auto-tuned, but we’re hoping that it’s just some weird trailer editing rather than an indication of what the entire soundtrack will sound like…
Okay, so once you hear it you can’t un-hear it, but Emma is still perfect for this role and we’ll be singing along with her throughout the film no matter what.

And in other exciting Beauty and the Beast news, Disney also released a new poster for the film that features the real-life versions of Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and the rest of the hilarious yet cursed inanimate objects from the classic.
I have to say Ewan McGregor is ROCKING that Lumiere mustache, but how come all the other characters are shown in their human states EXCEPT for Beast? Uh oh, is Disney hinting that they’re changing the original ending on us by having Beast stay as a Beast at the end?! I hope they know the wrath of Twitter hate that will fall upon them if they change one of the most iconic endings in animated movie history…especially since no one wants to watch Emma Watson make out with those horns at the end.

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24 Best Celebrity Dubsmashes

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Dubsmash vids are consuming all forms of productivity and the result is way too entertaining. Celebs from all walks of life are joining in on the craze so here on listed we are bringing you a rundown of 24 of the best celebrity dub smashes.
So in case you have yet to sell your soul to the epidemic, dubsmash is an app where you can choose from any sound, famous movie scene, commercial jingle, theme song, you name it and then film yourself mouthing the words to it. It’s essentially organized lip syncing. You can also download your own recordings to the app if none of the hundreds of other pre-set choices are to your liking. It’s no wonder why so many celebs have jumped on the bandwagon because the trend is obnoxiously addicting. Prepare to be entertained my friends.

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10 Pairs of Celebrity Frenemies

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And that, my friends, is one of the first mainstream documented uses of the word frenemy. Ya know. Friend + Enemy = Frenemy! And ever since Carrie Bradshaw uttered the clever amalgam of language, the word has not only become part of our cultural lexicon, but we’ve seen this kind of relationship pop up allll over the place – especially when it comes to celebrities.

And even though we like to imagine celeb BFFs being inseparable and perfect, let’s not forget – they’re human too, so they’re bound to run into some friendships that will turn sour. Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera – we’ve been dealing with “frenemies” for quite some time.

1. Taylor Swift and Katy Perry
2. Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez
3. Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift
4. Victoria Justice and Ariana Grande
5. Ed Sheeran and Niall Horan
6. Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy
7. Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus
8. Selena Gomes and the Jenners
9. Michael Clifford and Luke Hemmings
10. Lea Michelle and Naya Rivera

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6 Celebs Who’ve Admitted to Plastic Surgery

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From botox to butt lifts, we’ve seen our fair share of celebrity transformations. Most of our faves have chosen to remain pretty “hush hush” about being pricked, nipped, sucked or tucked – leaving us to question, “did they or didn’t they?” Even though for certain plumped teen queens and botox supremes, it’s pretty obvious when they DID. But then, there are a few who have zero shame when it comes to the work they’ve had done. Check out these 6 celebs who have openly admitted to opting for the knife or the needle, right now on Listed.

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5 Celebs Who Surprised Fans In Cars

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If you’re going to jump into an Uber or a Lyft why not have your driver be Demi Lovato or Justin Bieber? We’re bringing you a rundown of 5 celebs who surprised fans in cars.
You never know who your driver will be and for these few lucky passengers, they had no idea they were in for the ride of their lives.
Demi Lovato gave some riders the ultimate surprise when she posed as a lyft driver while on tour in Denver Colorado. She kept her identity under wraps by wearing sunglasses and a hat and even sang some Camp Rock jams with passengers, but still it wasn’t until the end of the trip that passengers realized who was in the driver’s seat. Take a look:
Throughout the ride Demi made comments about herself in an effort to drop hints about her identity, but the passengers had no idea. Jimmy Kimmel also opted for lyft when he surprised a young dentist on his last day of work, prepping to travel back to Africa when Jimmy picked him up for a lyft ride he’ll never forget.
After the passenger expressed that he was excited to go home because he missed his family, Jimmy took him on a shopping spree to a Hollywood gift shop for some unforgettable souvenirs.
Nick Jonas is yet another celeb who has nearly given passengers heartattacks by surprising them with his face. Nick didn’t drive for lyft, but instead surprised three girls who thought they were going on a school field trip, but were actually about to be chauffeured by a Jonas bro.
So much fun. But Nick wasn’t the only Jonas Brother to surprise fans because Joe also took on the challenge by becoming a certified uber driver. He picked up a girl and her co-worker to take them to Pinkberry and then stayed to eat froyo WITH THEM. Talk about a good day. Turns out that Joe didn’t just become an uber driver for the heck of it, but was actually doing it for a commercial, but way to commit.
And lastly, Justin Bieber also surprised fans in a lyft by picking them up for a ride around town. Needless to say, a good time was had by all.
I want to hear which celeb you would want to chauffeur you for the day so let me know in the comment section below and then click right over here to see a magical mermaid transformation on Beauty Trippin. And as always, make sure to subscribe to Clevver News. Thanks for hanging out, I’m your host Drew Dorsey and I’ll see you next time.

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